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Old 10-07-2009, 05:29 PM   #1
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So today marks a very special day in my (very) young brewing adventure - I just received a bottling bucket from AHS. Now, the reason this is great is because that means I no longer have to bottle with an autosiphon, and that brings my number of available primaries to 3 - can we say pipeline? I'll be using this baby this weekend for Yuri's Pumpkin Ale.

My question is this - the bucket and the spigot come separately. In the spigot, there is a small rubber ring - should this go on the inside or outside of the bucket? Sorry if this seems trivial, but unlike many homebrewers I am very tool-and-handyman-challenged - that is soon changing though.

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Rubber ring on the inside!

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I would double check your order. Mine has two o-rings, one for the inside and one for the outside

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I would double check your order. Mine has two o-rings, one for the inside and one for the outside
I have two bottle buckets...one has 2 o-rings, one has just 1. Neither leaked.

Now you just need the bottling wand and about 2 inches of hose to attach it to the spigot. This is WAY better than trying to run a few feet of hose (from someone who's done it both ways).
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I have two bottle buckets...one has 2 o-rings, one has just 1. Neither leaked.

Now you just need the bottling wand and about 2 inches of hose to attach it to the spigot. This is WAY better than trying to run a few feet of hose (from someone who's done it both ways).
Stop hold the presses... forget the little piece of hose to attach the bottling wand, just shove it up in the valve body..... works great.

How are you going to build a dip tube for this? I used a shortened arcrylic racking cane and a number 1 bung. When used as a primary I add the little black filter thingy to the racking cane...

Ready to keg, Attach tube to spigot other end in keg, pull airlock and open valve...
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How are you going to build a dip tube for this? I used a shortened arcrylic racking cane and a number 1 bung. When used as a primary I add the little black filter thingy to the racking cane...
What do you mean by dip tube?

I talked to Forrest from AHS, he said that their new buckets only have one ring - no problems there.

I already have a bottling want and some spare tubing, so I was going to go that route.

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What do you mean by dip tube?

I talked to Forrest from AHS, he said that their new buckets only have one ring - no problems there.

I already have a bottling want and some spare tubing, so I was going to go that route.

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The bottling bucket dip tube can be found here; http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/revv...herwise-94812/ Several folks have refined my design.
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I added Revvy's dip tube and it works great, with one added trick:

With the dip tube, I get a little pocket of air at top-dead-center of my spigot body. I have to rotate the spigot and bottling wand up and depress the filler valve to get the little air pocket out, then rotate it back down for bottling. Not a huge deal, but the first time I bottled with the dip tube, I kept getting bubbles. The dip tube works great, though.

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I added Revvy's dip tube and it works great, with one added trick:

With the dip tube, I get a little pocket of air at top-dead-center of my spigot body. I have to rotate the spigot and bottling wand up and depress the filler valve to get the little air pocket out, then rotate it back down for bottling. Not a huge deal, but the first time I bottled with the dip tube, I kept getting bubbles. The dip tube works great, though.
Good suggestion, mind posting it in my thread?
A couple of people have had similar issues. I never had.

Oh I haven't mentioned it, but I have to make BB dip tube V.3, just like v1, version two (the one made with the melted and bent piece of racking cane) went down my disposal and was eaten.
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Revvy That's cool. Very similar to what I used. I used a shortened racking cane so I took advantage of the nice bend. Nice how to thread you have... wish I would have found it before...

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